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What does dizziness before bowel movement mean?

What does dizziness before bowel movement mean?

Blood Flow diversion: Depends on exactly when before bowel movement. If it is just prior when you are bearing down to evacuate the rectal vault, then the valsalva maneuver cause redirection of blood flow from the brain to the viscera causing dizziness and in certain circumstances loss of consciousness. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Odd question, I'll feel fine when waking then 10 minutes later have a bowel movement and after am dizzy and disoriented. Eating doesn't help.

Odd question, I'll feel fine when waking then 10 minutes later have a bowel movement and after am dizzy and disoriented. Eating doesn't help.

Vasovagal reflex: Dizziness, and even fainting, with moving the bowels is due to a reflex of the involuntary(autonomic) nervous system called the Vasovagal reflex. This reflex causes the heart rate to slow and the blood vessels in the legs to dilate, both causing a lowering of the blood pressure. Avoiding straining at stool may help prevent this reflex. Stool softeners and increased fiber may help. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

What causes dizziness after bowel movement?

Dizziness: Hello, after a bowel movement, the body squeezes which causes a temporary shift in blood flow away from the brain. This is referred to as a valsalva maneuver. The dizziness should be short lived. If it persists, follow up with your doctor. Blood pressure checks, labs, and a careful examination may be needed. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing dizziness when I need to have a bowel movement . It happens 1/2 before and mostly subsides within 1/2 hour after. should I be?

I have been experiencing dizziness when I need to have a bowel movement . It happens 1/2 before and mostly subsides within 1/2 hour after. should I be?

Take your pulse: Sometimes bowel moveents trigger a vagal response with associated low blood pressure and pulse. The duration of time that you experience these symptoms is much longer than would be typically expected even if this was the cause. It might be best to be seen by your doctor since the cause may be something more unusual. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and sweaty after my bowel movement?

I feel dizzy and sweaty after my bowel movement?

See your MD: Does it happened every time? do you have to strain a lot while moving BM? there are lot of information need in history. If it happened occasionally it may well be a simple VASO VAGAL episode, but to reach any conclusion you need to be seen by a MD and accordingly work up to rule any other potential cause. So see MD ASAP ...Read more

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What causes upper right side pain an dizziness after bowel movement. ?

What causes upper right side pain an dizziness after bowel movement. ?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Should I see a dr if I feel dizzy and lightheaded before and after bowel movement?

Should I see a dr if I feel dizzy and lightheaded before and after bowel movement?

Feeling dizzy &: lightheaded is an uncommon but very real response to a bowel movement. However, it's more common in people who have some underlying problem that might make these symptoms worse. Dehydration, anemia, and certain nervous system & cardiovascular problems may contribute. You need to see a doctor. Please don't be embarrassed by this. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I haven't been able to use the bathroom for a bowel movement in 3 weeks. What should I do? I've been vomiting nonstop and dizzy.

Go to the hospital: Constant vomiting will lead to dehydration and shut down of the kidneys. You need to go to the hospital for intravenous fluid supplement while they work up the reason for your condition which could be just physiologic constipation but bowel obstruction needs to be rolled out as a cause of this problem. ...Read more

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